SSC Seminar Series

SSC Seminar Series: Raziel Miranda (Visiting PhD Candidate, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))

Beyond the surveillance society? Accountability dilemmas, possibilities, and promises in contemporary paths

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D411

Abstract:

In a diachronic and synchronic perspective, assessing accountability mechanisms in surveillance is a continuous task that should be promoted in many fronts and contexts. Since surveillance is instrumentalized from high-state policies to everyday use of personal data, accountability networks should be...

SSC Seminar Series: Debra Mackinnon (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary)

Mundane Surveillance: Tracking Mobile Applications and Urban Accounting in Canadian Business Improvement Areas

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

In response to splintering streetscapes and in order to remain relevant amidst “smart cities” and “urban big data”, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) have moved away from clipboards and ledgers, to become early adopters of smarter urban technologies. Initially, BIAs began using social...

SSC Seminar Series: Xiaodan Zhu (Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) Joint Seminar with Ingenuity Labs

Deep Learning for Social Media Analytics: Developing Algorithms for Sentiment, Emotion, and Stance Analysis

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411

Abstract:


Automatically detecting sentiment, emotion, and stance expressed in tweets, blogs, product reviews, and SMS messages has attracted extensive interest from both academia and industry. It has a number of applications, including: tracking sentiment towards events, politicians, products, and service;...

SSC Seminar Series: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)

iZombie: How Digital Debt Collection Drives Perpetual Poverty

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D216

Abstract:

In 2018’s Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigated the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people. In it, she argues that new high-tech tools in public services in the United States divert the poor from public resources, classify...

SSC Seminar Series: Karen Rees-Milton (School of Applied Science and Computing, St. Lawrence College)

Laboratory Information Management: The Possibilities of Ethical Data Systems and Algorithm

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


12 – 1 pm
 NOTE TIME

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

The first portion of the seminar consists of an in-depth presentation of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software application, including the number of iterative phases in the SDLC: inception, requirements analysis,...

SSC Seminar Series: Cynthia Khoo (Research Fellow, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto)

Uninstalling Fear: What Can the Law Do about Stalkerware Surveillance and Abuse

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


12:30 – 2 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

Stalkerware is a form of mobile spyware app that is closely tied to intimate partner abuse, and is widely available, affordable, and easily purchased online. Often, such apps are branded as "child safety" or "employee monitoring" apps, though sometimes they...

SSC Seminar Series: Research Round-up

Research Round-up

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

The aim of the SSC Research Round-up is to give everyone the opportunity to welcome new and returning students, staff and faculty and update each other on recent and ongoing research as it relates to surveillance studies. Please come prepared to discuss your current work!

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SSC Seminar Series: Nasma Ahmed (Digital Justice Lab)

Alternative "Futures"

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


12:30 – 2 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

We will be exploring how we can shape and explore "the future" when the world feels like absolute crap. We will be working together to create a small guide that can help us check in with each other and ourselves during these trying times.   

About the Speaker:

Nasma Ahmed is a...

SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar (Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University, Australia)

Intimate Surveillance, Institutionalizing Control: Researching stalkerware as an apparatus of socio-technical control

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract:

Consumer spyware is a tool that facilitates covert tracking, interception, and remote access of an individual’s geo-locational information, communications (including emails, texts, social media activities, and keystroke logging) or a device’s microphone and cameras, including stored images or...

SSC Seminar Series: Ardi Imseis (Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen's University)

Beyond Surveillance: Settler Colonialism and the Fragmentation and Control of Occupied Palestine

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm


Mackintosh Corry Hall D411

Abstract: 

Since 1967, Israel has held the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) in a state of belligerent occupation. Although occupation is meant to be a temporary condition under which the occupying power may not claim sovereignty over the territory occupied,...

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